Taco Meatloaf


Meatloaf is easily one of the most versatile dinner recipes around. You never have to serve it the same way twice. Toss in some different spices, add a new sauce or some bacon, and you have a whole different meal. My kids love tacos so I added some taco seasoning and used chia seeds for the binder instead of breadcrumbs. It was a delicious kid-friendly meal.

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Taco Meatloaf


  • 2 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp chili powder (more if you like it hotter)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 ounces grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup broth or water


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, chia seeds, taco seasoning, chili powder, salt, pepper, eggs, 4 ounces of the cheese, and water. Mix with your hands to combine well.
  3. Shape mixture into a long, low loaf. Sprinkle top with remaining 2 ounces grated cheese. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 135F for medium.
  4. Remove and cut into slices. Top with your favorite taco toppings such as sour cream, chopped tomatoes, and avocado.

Yield: 8

Cholesterol: 194mg

Food energy: 535 kcal

Total fat: 35.45g

Calories from fat: 319

Carbohydrate: 5.13g

Protein per serving: 47.20g

Total dietary fiber: 4.00g

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